Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

 
 

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

November 2018 – January 2019

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol.

Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a

non-judgemental, safe environment.

Please phone facilitator (listed below) to check on dates, prior to attending.

General enquiries: FDS Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NOTE: MEETINGS ARE NOT HELD ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

No support meetings in your area? Check out the new FDS Online video resource here:

http://www.fdsonline.org.au/

FDS Support Groups:

NSW – Bathurst                              1st Thursday of the month                                                     (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

06 Dec  **THIS IS THE FINAL MEETING AT THIS VENUE. PLEASE CONTACT JULIE FOR MORE INFORMATION**

Venue: Bathurst Base Hospital Education Centre, 361 Howick St, Bathurst

The venue is on the left of the main entrance through double doors then turn left and it's the first room on the left.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Blacktown                          3rd Tuesday of the month                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

20 Nov

18 Dec

15 Jan

Venue: Odyssey House, Community Services, Western Sydney, Level 3, 83 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown

Take the lift up to Level 3 and look for the Odyssey House office around the corner.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Burwood                             Every Monday                                                                           (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

****PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS A NEW VENUE REPLACING BURWOOD LIBRARY FROM 08 OCTOBER****

Dates:

19 Nov       26 Nov

03 Dec        10 Dec       17 Dec

25 Dec        **PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING**

31 Dec        07 Jan        14 Jan        21 Jan      

28 Jan         **PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING**

Venue: 'Scholes Room', Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church St, Burwood

Enquiries: Janet 0414 531 272 or Raewyn 0457 260 079

NSW – Byron Bay                           This meeting is cancelled until further notice.

**Call Margaret on 0427 857 092 to arrange a convenient time for 1 on 1 support**

NSW – Campbelltown                   1st Monday of the month                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

03 Dec

07 Jan

Venue: Odyssey House Aftercare Office, Level 2, 121 Queens St, Campbelltown

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Chatswood                         2nd Wednesday of the month                                                (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

12 Dec

09 Jan

Venue: Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood

Parking is available directly behind the Centre or in Westfield car park.

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Coffs Harbour                    1st & 3rd Monday of the month                                             (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

19 Nov       03 Dec

17 Dec       07 Jan

21 Jan

Venue: Early Childhood Centre, 29 Park Ave, Coffs Harbour

Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354 or Joy 0448 526 280

NSW – Gosford                              2nd Thursday of the month                                                    (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

13 Dec

10 Jan

Venue: Wyoming Community Centre, 147 Maidens Brush Rd, Wyoming

The centre is on the left after the shops.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Hornsby                              2nd Monday of the month                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

10 Dec

14 Jan

Venue: Hornsby Uniting Church, 24 Williams St (corner of Frederick), Hornsby

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Manly Vale                          4th Monday of the month                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**MEETING CANCELLED**

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Merrylands/Parramatta      3rd Monday of the month                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

19 Nov

17 Dec

21 Jan

Venue: Youth Off The Streets, 102 Kenyons Rd, Merrylands West

Drive through the housing estate; follow the signs to Youth Off The Streets; turn left at the end; car park is on the right.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Newcastle                           4th Wednesday of the month                                                 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:                                              ***VENUE CHANGE***

26 Dec **PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING**

23 Jan

Venue: Uniting Church, 199 Broadmeadow Rd, Broadmeadow/Newcastle

On street parking available.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Orange                                **This meeting has changed locations. Please see the Bathurst listing.**

NSW – Penrith                                2nd Tuesday of the month                                                     (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:                                              ***VENUE CHANGE***

11 Dec

08 Jan

Venue: Salvation Army Pathways Service, 2/54 Henry St, Penrith

Corner Henry St & Evan St. Enter from building front.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Port Macquarie                                    **This meeting is not currently running**

Please contact Pam on 0438 994 269 to discuss support in the Port Macquarie area

NSW – Randwick                            3rd Wednesday of the month                                                 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

21 Nov

19 Dec

16 Jan

Venue: The Old Post Office, 206A Alison Rd, Randwick (cnr of Avoca St)

Enter via the car park. Street parking available.

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Sutherland                          3rd Monday of the month                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

19 Nov

17 Dec

21 Jan

Venue: Sutherland Uniting Church, Corner of Flora & Merton Streets, Sutherland

Enquiries: Beth 0416 078 209 or Raewyn 0457 260 079

NSW – Wollongong                       1st Wednesday of the month                                                 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

05 Dec

02 Jan

Venue: The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Barossa Valley                       2nd Tuesday of the Month                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

11 Dec

08 Jan

Venue: St Jakobi Lutheran Church, Lyndoch Valley Way, Lyndoch

Enquiries: Chloe 0428 271 743 or  Brendan 0457 030 805

SA – Brompton                              Monday every fortnight                                                           (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

26 Nov

10 Dec        24 Dec  **PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING**

07 Jan        21 Jan

Venue: 19 On Green, Bowden Brompton Community Centre, 19 Green St, Brompton

Enquiries: Chloe 0428 271 743 or  Brendan 0457 030 805

SA – Elizabeth                                Monday every fortnight                                                           (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

19 Nov       03 Dec

17 Dec       31 Dec

14 Jan

28 Jan **PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING**

Venue: DASSA Northern Service, 22 Langford Dr, Elizabeth

Enquiries: Chloe 0428 271 743 or Brendan 0457 030 805

SA – Hallett Cove                           Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

28 Nov

12 Dec        26 Dec **PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING**

09 Jan        23 Jan

Venue: Hallett Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove

Enquiries: Brendan 0457 030 805 or Chloe 0428 271 743

SA – Leabrook                                Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

21 Nov       05 Dec 

19 Dec      02 Jan

16 Jan        30 Jan

Venue: Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook

Enquiries: Brendan 0457 030 805 or Chloe 0428 271 743

SA – Murray Bridge                        3rd Tuesday of the month                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

20 Nov

18 Dec

15 Jan

Venue: Murray Bridge Uniting Church, 1 Narooma Blvd, Murray Bridge

Enquiries: Brendan 0457 030 805 or Chloe 0428 271 743

SA – Renmark                                 Last Tuesday of the month                                                    (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Dates:

27 Nov

25 Dec **PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING**

29 Jan

Venue: Chaffey Community Centre, 86 Nineteenth St, Renmark

Enquiries: Brendan 0457 030 805 or Chloe 0428 271 743

SA – Whyalla                                   3rd Thursday of the month                                                     (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:                                              ***Venue Change***   

20 Dec

17 Jan

Venue: 25-27 Ramsay Street, Whyalla Stuart 5608

Enquiries: Brendan 0457 030 805 or Chloe 0428 271 743

QLD – Gympie                                1st Tuesday of the month                                                       (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

****DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE****

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Ipswich                                3rd Thursday of the month                                                     (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

20 Dec

17 Jan

Venue: EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich

Rear parking access via Wharf Street.

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Maroochydore                    3rd Wednesday of the month                                                 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

21 Nov

19 Dec

16 Jan

Venue: Community Focus 3/2 Ann-Maree Cl, Maroochydore

Enquiries: Sue or Barry 0419 020 603 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Mitchelton                           2nd Wednesday of the month                                                (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

12 Dec

09 Jan

Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Mount Gravatt                     Last Tuesday of the Month                                                      (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

27 Nov

29 Jan

Venue:  Mount Gravatt Community Centre, 1693 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt

Enquiries:  Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Nerang                                 1st & 3rd Monday of the month                                             (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

19 Nov       03 Dec

17 Dec       07 Jan

21 Jan

Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry St, Nerang

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Northgate                            1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month                                            (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

20 Nov       04 Dec 

18 Dec       15 Jan

Venue: Northgate Meeting Room, Northgate Hall, Corner Scott & Ridge Sts, Northgate

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD - Paddington                         1st Monday of the month                                                         (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

03 Dec

07 Jan

Venue: Paddington Hall Annexe, 10 Moreton St, Paddington

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Redcliffe                              1st Wednesday of the month                                                 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

05 Dec

09 Jan

Venue: Lives Lived Well, Level 1, 3 Violet St, Redcliffe

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Krystal 0484 002 178

QLD – Redland Bay                       Last Tuesday of the month                                                    (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

27 Nov

**CHANGE IN VENUE. VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED**

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Bendigo                                4th Wednesday of the month                                                 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

28 Nov

26 Dec ** PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING**

23 Jan

Venue: Olinda Centre, 8 Olinda Street, Bendigo

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Chadstone                            Thursday every fortnight                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

22 Nov

06 Dec        20 Dec

03 Jan        17 Jan

Venue: Link Health and Community, 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone

Enter the park off Batesford Rd opposite Woonah St.

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Ferntree Gully                      Tuesday every fortnight                                                          (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

 27 Nov

11 Dec        25 Dec **PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING**

08 Jan        22 Jan

Venue: Knox Community Health Service, 1063 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Footscray                              Thursday every fortnight                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

29 Nov

13 Dec        27 Dec **POSTPONED**

10 Jan        24 Jan

Venue: Co-Health Building, 215 Nicholson St, Footscray

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Frankston                             Tuesday every fortnight                                                          (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

20 Nov

04 Dec        18 Dec

01 Jan **PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING**                  

15 Jan       29 Jan

Venue: Building L, Frankston Integrated Health Unit, 2 Hastings Rd, Frankston

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Geelong                                Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

21 Nov        05 Dec

19 Dec        02 Jan

16 Jan        30 Jan

Venue: The Swanston Centre, Corner Myers & Swanston Sts, Geelong

Enquiries: Kevin 0487 949 745 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Hawthorn                              Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

28 Nov

12 Dec        26 Dec **PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING**

09 Jan        23 Jan

Venue: Access Health and Community, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn

Corner Kent St. Enter via the back door behind the building in Kent St.

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Mornington Peninsula        Monday every fortnight                                                           (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

**UNFORTUNATELY THIS VENUE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNAVAILABILITY. PLEASE CONTACT RAEWYN FOR MORE INFORMATION**

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NON-FDS FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

October 2018 – January 2019

Please be aware that these meetings are held by non-FDS organisations. Please contact these organisations directly on the phone numbers listed below to confirm dates and times.

NOTE: MEETINGS ARE NOT HELD ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

No support meetings in your area? Check out the new FDS Online video resource here:

http://www.fdsonline.org.au/

Non – FDS Support Groups:

ACT – Canberra                              Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

**Please call to confirm actual dates**

Venue: Directions Health Services, Level 6, Cosmopolitan Centre, Woden Square, 21 Bowes Street, Woden

Enquiries: Switchboard (02) 6132 4800

WA – Mandurah                              Every Thursday                                                                         (10:00am - 11:30am)

Venue: South Metropolitan Community Drug Service, 22 Tuckey Street, Mandurah                             

Enquiries: (08) 9581 4010

STEPPING STONES COURSES

 
 

STEPPING STONES COURSES

Unless indicated, the course runs over 2 consecutive weekends.

Contact the facilitator (listed below) OR Head Office for more information.

Ph: (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Broadmeadow/Newcastle             Dates:  9-10 February 2019                                                (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                                      &

                                                                                                 16-17 February 2019

Venue: Samaritan Church Hall, 199 Broadmeadow Road, Broadmeadow/Newcastle NSW 2292

Access through alleyway between buildings towards the back of the church.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration closes 01 February 2019

SA – Brompton                                                  Dates:  14, 21, 28 February 2019                                     (6:30pm - 9:30pm)

                                                                                                7, 14, 21, 28 March 2019

                                                                                                4, 11 April 2019

**9 week course held on Thursdays**

Venue: To Be Confirmed

Enquiries: Chloe 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration closes 07 February 2019

QLD – Chermside                                           Dates:  2-3 March 2019                                                          (9:30am - 4:30pm) 

                                                                                                                    &

                                                                                             16-17 March 2019 

**One weekend break in between**

Venue: Chermside Community Health Centre, 490 Hamilton Rd, Chermside

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration closes 22 February 2019


STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Session 2 - Effective Communication

Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Separate modules can be provided for:

Treatment and Recovery, Boundary Setting and Dealing with Conflict,

ICE Presentation, and Engaging with Families Workshop.

Each session runs for approximately 2 hours and is open to the public.

Bookings are essential.

For bookings or to make enquiries, please phone the facilitator listed.

QLD – Redcliffe                        Monday          03 December 2018                                                    (4:45pm - 6:45pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                          Session 1 - Stages of Change and ‘Balance Pole’

Venue: Headspace Redcliffe, 5-7/457 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by November 29 to make your booking

QLD – Hyde Park                        Wednesday          12 December 2018                                                    (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                          Session 1 - Stages of Change and ‘Balance Pole’

Venue: Lives Lived Well, Park Haven Medical Centre, First Floor, 5 Bayswater Road, Hyde Park

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chrissie on 0484 002 181 by December 10 to make your booking

QLD – Logan Central                        Thursday          31 January 2019                                                    (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                          Session 1 - Stages of Change and ‘Balance Pole’

Venue: Ladders, Qld Health, 9 Station Road, Logan Central

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by January 29 to make your booking

QLD – Logan Central                        Thursday          07 February 2019                                                    (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                          Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: Ladders, Qld Health, 9 Station Road, Logan Central

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by February 05 to make your booking

QLD – Strathpine                 Monday          11 February 2019                                                                         (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                          Session 1 - Stages of Change and ‘Balance Pole’

Venue: Pine Rivers Probation & Parole Office, Level 1, 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chrissie on 0484 002 181 by February 07 to make your booking

QLD – Logan Central                        Thursday          14 February 2019                                                    (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                          Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Venue: Ladders, Qld Health, 9 Station Road, Logan Central

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by February 12 to make your booking

QLD – Strathpine                     Monday          18 February 2019                                                      (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                          Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: Pine Rivers Probation & Parole Office, Level 1, 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chrissie on 0484 002 181 by February 14 to make your booking

QLD – Wynnum West                     Monday          04 March 2019                                                           (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                          Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Venue: Gunda-Pa, Wynnum Alcohol and Drug Service, 20 New Lindum Rd, Wynnum West

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by February 28 to make your booking

QLD – Wynnum West                     Monday          11 March 2019                                                           (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                          Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: Gunda-Pa, Wynnum Alcohol and Drug Service, 20 New Lindum Rd, Wynnum West

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by March 07 to make your booking

QLD – Wynnum West                     Monday          18 March 2019                                                           (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                          Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Venue: Gunda-Pa, Wynnum Alcohol and Drug Service, 20 New Lindum Rd, Wynnum West

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by March 14 to make your booking

OTHER EVENTS

 

OTHER EVENTS

Notification of future events of this type will be advised closer to the date(s) upon which they will be held. Please check back here periodically.

Harm Reduction Australia (HRA)

HRALogo

Australia’s first national harm reduction organisation for individuals committed to reducing the health, social and economic harms potentially associated with drug use - Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) – was launched on Thursday 26/11/2015 at Parliament House in Canberra.

For more information, please visit the HRA website:

www.harmreductionaustralia.org.au